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Yonkers Joe (2008)

 -  Drama  -  9 January 2009 (USA)
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Family life gets in the way of a con man's search for the perfect scam.

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Yonkers Joe
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Stanley
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Technician
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Tom Vincent
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Janice
Patrick Hughes ...
Polo Shirt
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Hammer
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Irene Santini
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Joe Jr.
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Mickey
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Teddy
John 'Fastjack' Farrell ...
Fitz (as John 'Fast Jack' Farrell)
Michael A. Rizza ...
Poker Player #2 (as Michael Rizza)
Anthony Tarantola ...
Heavy #1
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Committee Man
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Yonkers Joe hustles, setting up schemes to cheat at cards and dice. He has a girlfriend, Janice, but does he care about her or just need a partner in his cons? He's working out a scam of casinos, gathering intelligence in Atlantic City. The fly in the ointment is his son, Joe Jr., a mentally-challenged young man about to turn 21, aging out of a group home, belligerent as the move to an adult home and his father's lack of contact upset him. Joe Jr.'s counselor insists that Joe take his son for awhile to calm him down and prepare him for the transfer. Can a mentally-challenged, unloved kid make his way with grifters? Can a father discover new emotions? What about scamming the casinos? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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father | son | casino | scam | con | See All (10) »

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When you're this good luck has nothing to do with it.

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Rated R for language including sexual references
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$5,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,073 (USA) (9 January 2009)

Gross:

$4,983 (USA) (23 January 2009)
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Ocean's 5?
20 May 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie's plot revolves around a small gang as it prepares itself to take on the Casinos. As a counterpoint, a simultaneous plot evolves involving a very difficult father-son relationship. The two interwoven plots, like a piece of contrapuntal baroque music, result in a rich textured film that never bogs down.

Where "Ocean's 11" may epitomize the star-studded Hollywood con movie and "21", the real-life story adaptation, this wonderful Indie film carves out it's own territory. Believable, informative and very enjoyable.

A fine and successful effort by all involved, with special kudos to Tom Guiry for a truly remarkable performance.


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